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Oct10

Mathematics and Mathematicians in Fortnite

Mathematics and Mathematicians in Fortnite

“Mom, when am I going to use math in my life? Come on, let me play Fortnite”. By asking this, your child has given you the opportunity to combine math and the most popular game for millions of preteens and teenagers, even adults, around the world. And the conversation probably could go more or less […]

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May28

Have Fun Solving Kenken Puzzles!

Have Fun Solving Kenken Puzzles!

In today’s post we’re going to learn how to solve Kenken puzzles. Kenken is a very entertaining game that exercises our calculation capacity and strategical and logical thinking. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The objective of a Kenken puzzle is to fill a grid with numbers by following the instructions given: No number can appear more than once in […]

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Apr11

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

How Smartick Virtual World Games Might Help Your Child’s Math Achievement

What is Working Memory? Math skills and achievement are related to a student’s memory, or in technical terms, their mental capacity to encode, store, and retrieve information [1,2]. There are two types of memory relevant to arithmetic operations: Long-term memory allows you to remember facts (i.e. your mother’s birthday), general knowledge (i.e. the sounds of letters), personal […]

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Nov28

Digital Games That Can Improve Mental Abilites

Digital Games That Can Improve Mental Abilites

When it comes to digital games, we all belong to one of these four groups – those who play as much as they can, those who avoid them completely in fear of getting hooked (yes, that’s me!), those who are completely lost when the conversation turns to Candy Crush, and finally, those who play sporadically. Whichever […]

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